Our paper has been published in Communications Biology.
We showed genomic patterns such as reduced genetic diversity, accumulation of deleterious variation, and a low proportion of duplicated genes, specific to the genome of endangered species. This indicates that a species’ risk of extinction could be predicted by examining its genomic information.
Hamabata T, Kinoshita G, Kurita K, Cao P, Ito M, Murata J, Komaki Y, Isagi Y and Makino T. (2019) Endangered island endemic plants have vulnerable genomes. Communications Biology. 2:244
Behind the Paper
Vulnerable genomes of endangered species